February 3, 2016
Generally, taxpayers are allowed to claim exemptions on their tax returns that reduce their amount of taxable income. There are two main types of exemptions: personal exemptions and exemptions...
November 18, 2015
Families and individuals who get their health insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace may be able to offset the cost of their monthly premiums with the Premium Tax Credit.
The premium tax credit (PTC) is a...
November 5, 2015
When tax time comes around, inevitably there are people who are not able to pay everything they owe.
Although the IRS always prefers that you find a way to pay your taxes in full, circumstances can sometimes prevent that from happening. If...
October 28, 2015
The ability to work for yourself and be your own boss is an exciting prospect. Becoming self-employed in your field of expertise can give you the freedom to find a work-life balance that is hard to achieve when you are employed by a someone else...
October 23, 2015
If you owe back taxes, the IRS may place a tax levy on your property and/or assets. A tax levy is defined as “a legal seizure of your property to satisfy a tax debt.”
Keep in mind that a tax levy is...
October 20, 2015
Many people believe that once they retire, they will pay less in taxes due to a lower income. While that may be true for some people, it is not always the case.
Depending on what income you have coming in (e.g., from Social Security,...
October 5, 2015
When applying for a loan or other financial assistance, you will likely be asked to provide copies of your tax returns from previous years. If you have lost or misplaced your copies of your tax returns and do not have them saved in digital format...
October 2, 2015
The Additional Medicare Tax was implemented in late 2013 as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Starting in tax year 2013, you may be required to pay an Additional Medicare Tax (on top...
September 2, 2015
The Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) is basically an income tax system that runs parallel to the regular income tax. For taxpayers with higher incomes, be...
August 17, 2015
If you owe taxes to the IRS, it is important to know the correct address to send your money. Sending your tax payments to the wrong IRS address could result in delayed processing...